A picture of the ViaSat-3 constellation orbiting earth from space

ViaSat-3 is satellite reimagined

Get to know the next generation of high-capacity satellites from Viasat 

A picture of a single ViaSat-3 satellite

Introducing ViaSat-3

 

The ViaSat-3 constellation is our next generation of ultra-high-capacity, Ka-band satellites, expected to increase our global coverage and network capacity — bringing affordable, high-quality connectivity where, when, and how it's needed most. When fully operational, the network is expected to enable billions — in homes and businesses, on planes and at sea, and in communities that were once off the grid — to connect with the people and information they need.

 

The first satellite of the global ViaSat-3 constellation was successfully launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2023. Launches for the subsequent ViasSat-3 satellites are pending.

Scenes from the launch of ViaSat-3 Americas

  • The ViaSat-3 launch from a distance

    ViaSat-3 Americas makes its way from the Florida space coast to geostationary orbit

  • ViaSat-3 liftoff on Sunday, April 30 2023

    The ViaSat-3 payload starts its ascent

  • ViaSat-3 launching at night

    ViaSat-3 lifts off from Kennedy Space Center

  • The ViaSat-3 payload lifts off from Kennedy Space Center

    Lift off for the ViaSat-3 Americas payload

  • The ViaSat-3 payload on the lauch pad, launch morning

  • ViaSat-3 satellite on the launchpad at night

    The ViaSat-3 payload on the launch pad the night before launch

  • Kennedy space center at dusk

    NASA's Kennedy Space Center at dusk as the ViaSat-3 Americas launch approaches

  • ViaSat-3 on the launch pad in final preparations for launch

    Final preparations as ViaSat-3 Americas readies for launch

  • The ViaSat-3 payload on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    The ViaSat-3 payload on the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida

  • The ViaSat-3 payload

    The ViaSat-3 payload, preparing for launch

  • The ViaSat-3 payload on the transport, headed to the launch pad

    The ViaSat-3 payload makes its way to the launch pad

  • The ViaSat-3 payload, loaded on transport

    The ViaSat-3 payload is loaded on the transport that will take it to the launch pad

Learn more about the ViaSat-3 constellation

ViaSat-3 satellite in space over earth
Capacity

See how the ViaSat-3 constellation is expected to help foster digital inclusion by sustainably serving people, communities, and businesses with high-quality, affordable bandwidth.

The global constellation of three ViaSat-3 satellites over earth from space
Near-global coverage

With just three satellites, the ViaSat-3 constellation is expected to create a seamless, global network, providing continuous coverage for nearly all of the populated world.

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Dynamic bandwidth allocation

The ViaSat-3 constellation is expected to enable us to move capacity where and when it's needed most.

ViaSat-3 constellation at a glance

  • Spectrum: The ViaSat-3 constellation will operate on Ka-band
  • Coverage: The ViaSat-3 constellation is designed to cover North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific
  • Speed: Each ViaSat-3 satellite is planned to have the ability to deliver download speeds of up to 100+ of  Mbps
  • Capacity: Each satellite is anticipated to deliver at least 1 Terabit of throughput data per second (1Tbps)
  • Weight: Each satellite is expected to weigh approximately 6 metric tons
A view of earth from space with the sun breaking the horizon

Additional resources

  • ViaSat-3 newsroom

    Get the latest news, articles, and updates on the ViaSat-3 constellation

  • ViaSat-3 press kit

    Download logos, b-roll, photos, and more for press coverage of the groundbreaking ViaSat-3 constellation

  • ViaSat-3 FAQs

    Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the ViaSat-3 constellation

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